The idea of having our very own sauna in our homes, rather than paying for the privilege of using one at a health club or gym, sounds like quite an enticing luxury with its potential for health benefits and stress relief but how do you find the perfect model? There are many factors to keep in mind when finding a sauna that suits both your home, personal preferences and medical needs and this brief guide aims to help by looking at the most important.
Take a good look at the main components and materials being used: how will it fit in with your décor and medical conditions?
The construction of the sauna is vital because not only does it need to be made with high quality, attractive materials, it also needs the ideal source of infrared for the job. These infrared saunas come in near, middle or far-infrared models and this differentiation matters because of the different health benefits offered. For example, near is great for anti-ageing, relaxation, weight loss and improved immunity but for the best detoxification you will require a far-infrared model.
Other questions to ask about the main elements and construction regard the length of time it will take to heat up, the type of wood being used and the ease of assembling it all once it is delivered. The reason to look at the type of wood used is so you can check the likelihood of its durability and how it will look. This will be a large piece of equipment that will dominate the room so it needs to compliment the décor and furniture.
Comfort is arguably the most crucial element of all when choosing a home sauna as is it difficult to unwind and detoxify in a cramped space where you cannot fully relax.
This idea of the sauna’s dominance in a room leads to the issue of size and, more importantly, capacity. Finding a model with the right dimensions for the chosen room is one thing but the internal space is just as important. Is there enough room for two people to share?
Some models claim to be 2 or even 3-man options only to be questioned by those testing it out.
There may be enough space for a couple to sit down but is there space to get more comfortable, stretch out or even lie down? The space offered is a great starting but many models have additional features in the specification to aid the user experience, such as magazine racks, towel racks, mood lighting and music systems. If you want creature comforts and entertainment as you sweat it out then you will not want a basic model.
There is a lot to think about when choosing a home sauna but it is worth the time and effort.
There is a big difference between a small flat-pack box with some helpful infrared heat and a fully equipped, spacious room in terms of what can be provided for entertainment, relaxation and health. Note all the required measurements and consider the capacity, style and infrared options. Then, once you have a rough idea of what you need, you can have fun looking for the extra details that make sessions in these home saunas even more relaxing.